Nissan North America Sales Increase 20.5% In May

FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported May U.S. sales of 91,794 units versus 76,148 units a year earlier, up 20.5 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 16.4 percent for the month at 81,202 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 65.8 percent over the prior year, to 10,592 units.

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NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nissan Division posted 81,202 sales, up 16.4 percent from last May's 69,759 units.
  • Nissan Rogue sales set a new May record with 11,977 units sold, up 72 percent from a year ago.
  • Nissan Juke also saw best-ever May sales, with 3,298 units marking a 66.2 percent increase over May 2011.
  • Sales of the Nissan Versa rose 80.3 percent from year-ago, to 8,643 deliveries.
  • Nissan's lineup of trucks and SUVs delivered strong gains, with sales increases across the lineup, including: Frontier up 17.2 percent; Titan up 86.7 percent; Pathfinder up 32.6 percent; and Armada up 26 percent.

"Fuel-efficient models like the Versa, Juke and Rogue had a great May, but moderating gas prices drove gains across our entire truck lineup," said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "Demand for the Altima remains strong through our sell-down efforts, with sales for the year up more than 20 percent. We look for that momentum to carry into the launch of the all-new 2013 Altima, which goes on sale by the end of June."

INFINITI HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infiniti today reported sales of 10,592 units for May, an increase of 65.8 percent from 6,389 units a year earlier.
  • The Infiniti G Sedan had sales of 3,758, an increase of 40 percent and the best May since 2008.
  • The Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV had its best May since 2006, with sales of 994, an increase of 27.6 percent.
  • The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover contributed incremental sales of 2,678 units for May, and 5,297 for the year.

NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. May 2012 had 26 selling days, while May 2011 had 24 selling days.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.6 million vehicles in 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

NISSAN DIVISION













May


May


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg













Nissan Division Total

81,202


69,759


16.4


441,543


392,046


12.6

Versa

8,643


4,793


80.3


52,173


41,541


25.6

Sentra

7,600


7,698


-1.3


46,773


57,053


-18.0

Cube

724


1,502


-51.8


3,374


10,179


-66.9

Altima

22,690


25,525


-11.1


135,289


112,308


20.5

Maxima

4,565


4,296


6.3


25,499


21,978


16.0

LEAF

510


1,142


-55.3


2,613


2,167


20.6

Juke

3,298


1,984


66.2


15,627


15,433


1.3

370Z

903


847


6.6


3,753


3,901


-3.8

GT-R

135


132


2.3


479


728


-34.2

Total Car

49,068


47,919


2.4


285,580


265,288


7.6

Frontier

5,480


4,674


17.2


23,734


19,010


24.9

Titan

2,166


1,160


86.7


8,347


7,231


15.4

Xterra

1,401


1,399


0.1


7,106


6,536


8.7

Pathfinder

2,377


1,793


32.6


12,644


10,131


24.8

Armada

1,556


1,235


26.0


7,711


7,346


5.0

Rogue

11,977


6,962


72.0


60,839


50,418


20.7

Murano

4,550


3,384


34.5


22,702


21,227


6.9

Quest

1,802


873


106.4


8,746


4,208


107.8

NV

825


360


129.2


4,134


651


535.0

Total Truck

32,134


21,840


47.1


155,963


126,758


23.0

North American produced

57,303


52,933


8.3


323,410


283,785


14.0

Car

43,498


42,312


2.8


259,734


232,880


11.5

Truck

13,805


10,621


30.0


63,676


50,905


25.1

Import

23,899


16,826


42.0


118,133


108,261


9.1

Car

5,570


5,607


-0.7


25,846


32,408


-20.2

Truck

18,329


11,219


63.4


92,287


75,853


21.7













INFINITI DIVISION













May


May


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg













Infiniti Division Total

10,592


6,389


65.8


43,941


40,986


7.2

G Sedan

3,758


2,684


40.0


17,835


17,683


0.9

G Coupe

1,437


1,167


23.1


5,638


6,848


-17.7

M

866


721


20.1


4,126


4,822


-14.4

QX56

994


779


27.6


5,425


4,794


13.2

JX

2,678


n/a


n/a


5,297


n/a


n/a

EX

298


441


-32.4


1,534


2,472


-37.9

FX

561


597


-6.0


4,086


4,367


-6.4

Total Car

6,061


4,572


32.6


27,599


29,353


-6.0

Total Truck

4,531


1,817


149.4


16,342


11,633


40.5













NISSAN & INFINITI













APRIL


APRIL


Monthly


CYTD


CYTD


CYTD


2012


2011


% chg


2012


2011


% chg













TOTAL VEHICLE

91,794


76,148


20.5


485,484


433,032


12.1

Total Car

55,129


52,491


5.0


313,179


294,641


6.3

Total Truck

36,665


23,657


55.0


172,305


138,391


24.5

Selling days

26


24




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SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.



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